FastTrans - Insulation stressed with fast rise time repetitive voltages from high voltage power electronics
High voltage power electronic converters are central elements in the physical infrastructure of any flexible energy system because they enable effective switching and seamless control of the power flow between the different suppliers and consumers in the electric power grid. However, the rapid switching of power electronic converters cause voltage surges with fast rise times that can inflict more severe stress on the insulation of electrical apparatus than traditional stress caused by pure sinusoidal voltages.
Digital Substation (DS) based on the standard IEC 61850 is rather new in Norway; one of the few pilot projects is Furuset substation owned by Statnett.
The Norwegian industry is among the cleanest in the world and great efforts are made to reduce emissions even further. To this end, many different kinds of challenges must be overcome, and one often overlooked difficulty lies in measurements. The industry relies on measurement data in their endeavor to reduce emissions but when uncertainties are high, the results offer no guidance. The PAHssion project focus on measurements of one group of pollutants called "PAH", Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. The objective is to develop more reliable PAH measurement methods and thereby improve emission control and reporting. This will be achieved by improved analytical performance and reduced uncertainty of measurements.
COGNITWIN - Cognitive plants through proactive self-learning hybrid digital twins
COGNITWIN will set a new standard for the design, development and operation of the European process industry by introducing a platform for virtual component-based architecture that integrates IoT, Big data, AI, smart sensors, machine learning and communication technologies, all connected to a novel paradigm of self-learning hybrid models with proactive cognitive capabilities.
Hydrate Management - New understanding of hydrate phenomena in oil systems to enable safe operation within the hydrate zone
For the O&G industry, risk-based hydrate management can be a viable strategy for significantly widening the operational window. The traditional approach has been to avoid entering the hydrate region (high pressure and low temperature) altogether by temperature control (insulation and heating), chemicals (methanol and glycols) and pressure control. Although ensuring safe operations these remedies are costly for longer and colder transport conditions and not necessarily environmentally sound. This project will help meet demands of marginal field developments by advancing the new fundamental knowledge of gas hydrate properties and develop methods for risk assessment, minimize environmental impact and cost-effective hydrate management.
Emission free energy: Development of effective two-phase heat pump for industrial steam applications.